New Releases For The Week Of July 11, 2021–Part 4

Lights! Action! Murder!: Dachshund Cozy Mystery series, Book 2 by [Lynn Hunter]

Who knew a role in community theater would direct Trixie and her dog, Sherlock, to murder?

Trixie Thomas, a first-grade teacher at Florence Grammar School, takes a role for fun in a winter play. What a great opportunity to get to know the famous line dancer Lily Brighton!

When Lily is found dead on the stage, the authorities rule it an accident, but things are not adding up for Trixie. With Sherlock and her best friend, Dr. Marcus McGuire, at her side, Trixie sniffs out clues that spotlight a cast of suspects.

Can Trixie and Sherlock unravel this mysterious death without getting into big trouble with the police? Can she decipher Sherlock’s growls and barks to prove what she suspects? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Cat To The Chase: The Hill Cozy Mystery (Cozy Hill Mystery Series Book 3) by [Catherine Waltan]

A caravan of trucks hauling building materials up a mountain road is nothing out of the ordinary, but in the Town of Green, it’s news. Gwen Paris has that feeling again that something is up . . . but what?

Gwen Paris is hanging out at Gunderson’s vintage coffee shop, more to see the fetching owner Kevin Pearson than for the caffeine, when all conversation turns to trucks climbing Perryville Foothills to the only address worth noting there: Brightston Mansion.

Just as Gwen is about to ask who? what? A name is uttered: Derek Payne.

Will her valiant Kevin and dear friends and family be able to save her? Or will Gwen succumb to a dimension she cannot escape? (Amazon)

Editions available: Kindle, Paperback

Death of a Coupon Queen by [Jenna Harte]

Sophie Parker’s life is looking up. She’s getting along with her curmudgeonly great-aunt, dating a hot airplane repo man, working part-time at the library telling fairy tales, that is until she finds her coupon queen mentor dead with coupon shears in her neck. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Confusion in Cleethorpes (#22 - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) (STAC - Sanford Third Age Club Mystery) by [David W. Robinson]

The Sanford 3rd Age Club are on the road again and this time it’s the south side of the Humber Estuary and the pretty little resort of Cleethorpes.

As usual, it doesn’t take long for things to start happening; this time at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. A poisoning sparks Joe’s sense of intrigue, but when one of his members goes missing – apparently abandoning a disabled wife – the fireworks begin.

Why is the manager using a false name? How many different affairs are the Shoreline Swingsters involved in? How did George come by that bruise on his cheek, and why does Alma insist that Joe & Co mind their own business? And who is the trim blonde seen hugging Mort in a Grimsby shopping centre?

As tempers become frayed, Joe is almost at the end of his tether, and to make matters worse, his smoker’s chest is aggravating him further.

All in all, he and his two friends will be glad to sort out the…

CONFUSION IN CLEETHORPES (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Curses and Crosswords (A Spooky Games Club Mystery Book 4) by [Amy McNulty]

Free of her curse, Luna Lane’s resident witch, Dahlia Poplar, sets foot outside of her paranormal small town for the first time in her life. Accompanying her new professor boyfriend on a tour of literature sites across the country, she expands her horizons while trying harder than ever to keep her powers under wraps—and prevent her magic broomstick from revealing their supernatural natures.

Just as they’re about to head home, their car breaks down and they decide to take the train back to Luna Lane to join friends and family in time for the holidays. This two-day, one-night journey includes a crossword puzzle event to entertain the passengers. As two founding members of the latest iteration of Spooky Games Club, Dahlia and her boyfriend are excited to take part—until they realize there’s something sinister going on.

Before the train ride ends, a crossword champion is acting strange, and Dahlia suspects a curse is at play. Belongings go missing, a mysterious villain threatens murder, and the train is unable to stop or slow down. Dahlia realizes she isn’t the only paranormal presence on board—and if she wants to make it home again, she’ll have to unscramble the clues across and down to solve the puzzle before it’s too late. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Spooky Games Club Mystery Boxset: Books 1-3 by [Amy McNulty]

Dahlia Poplar is a genuine witch, an unofficial gofer, and Luna Lane’s only cursed resident.

With a werewolf best friend, a vampire ex-boyfriend, and a ghost for a hanger-on, Dahlia is far from the most unusual dweller of her sleepy small town, but she’s the only one unable to leave. Dahlia has to perform at least one good deed per day—or she’s one step closer to turning to stone.

Dahlia reestablishes Games Club, only to find evidence of a number of horrible demises connected to the original group. While trying to uncover the truth about the deaths, Dahlia has to fight off her curse, protect her elderly neighbor from becoming the next victim, and most vexing of all, keep Cable from figuring out Luna Lane’s supernatural secrets. Only with eerie board games like these, there may not be a loser—or even a winner—who survives.

Join Dahlia and the rest of the Spooky Games Club for three puzzling mysteries that put their love for board games, escape rooms, and playing cards to the test because death is around every corner. Includes the first three books in A Spooky Games Club Mystery Series: Broomsticks and Board GamesEnchantments and Escape Rooms, and Potions and Playing Cards. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Rattled Rake (A Maggie & Jasper Caper Book 7) by [Barbara Cool Lee]

Maggie’s buddy Nora is charged with trying to murder her younger boy toy husband, and Maggie is sure it’s a bum rap. But to clear her friend’s name, she’s going to have to break a few rules herself….
* * *
Maggie McJasper is starting over in a little California beach town. She has a bead shop, a nice circle of friends, and a handsome movie star who keeps flirting with her. Life would be pretty great if she could just stop stumbling over dead bodies….
Do you like dogs, crafts, quirky friends, a slow-building romance between grownups who genuinely like each other, and a twisty little mystery with red herrings galore? Then this is for you.

The Maggie & Jasper Capers are fun and flirty cozies, with no swearing or love scenes, and no gruesome violence to keep you up at night. Collect them all:

  1. The Inconvenient Corpse
  2. The Mourning Beads
  3. The Empty Noose
  4. The Hidden Homicide
  5. The Whiskered Witness
  6. The Serpentine Script
  7. The Rattled Rake
  8. Bonus Prequel: The Black-Tie Affair

* * *
This book was originally published as “Maggie and the Rattled Rake” in the Carita Cove Cozy series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Serpentine Script (A Maggie & Jasper Caper Book 6) by [Barbara Cool Lee]

A nasty paparazzo is accused of murdering an equally nasty screenwriter, and Maggie is torn between relief that they’re both out of her hair—and worry that the police have captured the wrong man.
* * *
Maggie McJasper is starting over in a little California beach town. She has a bead shop, a nice circle of friends, and a handsome movie star who keeps flirting with her. Life would be pretty great if she could just stop stumbling over dead bodies….
Do you like dogs, crafts, quirky friends, a slow-building romance between grownups who genuinely like each other, and a twisty little mystery with red herrings galore? Then this is for you.

The Maggie & Jasper Capers are fun and flirty cozies, with no swearing or love scenes, and no gruesome violence to keep you up at night. Collect them all:

  1. The Inconvenient Corpse
  2. The Mourning Beads
  3. The Empty Noose
  4. The Hidden Homicide
  5. The Whiskered Witness
  6. The Serpentine Script
  7. The Rattled Rake
  8. Bonus Prequel: The Black-Tie Affair

* * *
This book was originally published as “Maggie and the Serpentine Script” in the Carita Cove Cozy series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

By Faire Means or Fowl: Magically Suspicious Book 4 (Magically Suspicious Mysteries) by [Misty Simon]

It’s the annual celebration of Lughnasadh, honoring the Celtic god of light, and Verla and her Ren Faire of Misfit Paranormals are whooping it up after all the trouble they’ve recently had. She’s looking forward to a worry-free day with friends and family.
Of course, lately, that’s rarely how things go around here…
So when a group of ghosts come galivanting into the faire with menace on their minds and weapons at the ready, she’s not overly surprised. Irritated, but not surprised. However, when lightning strikes and her faire is nearly overtaken by revenge-seekers, she’ll use any means necessary to save her people—even the Wild Hunt. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Hidden Homicide (A Maggie & Jasper Caper Book 4) by [Barbara Cool Lee]

Maggie faces her most confusing case yet when she finds a treasured beaded knife–in someone’s back! Can she figure out what happened before anyone else ends up dead?
And when her buddy, movie star Reese Stevens, tries to make a fresh start after falling off the wagon, can Maggie keep him from going off-track?
* * *
Maggie McJasper is starting over in a little California beach town. She has a bead shop, a nice circle of friends, and a handsome movie star who keeps flirting with her. Life would be pretty great if she could just stop stumbling over dead bodies….
Do you like dogs, crafts, quirky friends, a slow-building romance between grownups who genuinely like each other, and a twisty little mystery with red herrings galore? Then this is for you.
The Maggie & Jasper Capers are fun and flirty cozies, with no swearing or love scenes, and no gruesome violence to keep you up at night. Collect them all:

  1. The Inconvenient Corpse
  2. The Mourning Beads
  3. The Empty Noose
  4. The Hidden Homicide
  5. The Whiskered Witness
  6. The Serpentine Script
  7. The Rattled Rake
  8. Bonus Prequel: The Black-Tie Affair

* * *
This book was originally published as “Maggie and the Hidden Homicide” in the Carita Cove Cozy series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Whiskered Witness (A Maggie & Jasper Caper Book 5) by [Barbara Cool Lee]

Maggie’s dog-training buddy drops off her German Shepherd for a play date–then disappears. Soon Maggie begins to wonder if her friend could be leading a deadly double life.
* * *
Maggie McJasper is starting over in a little California beach town. She has a bead shop, a nice circle of friends, and a handsome movie star who keeps flirting with her. Life would be pretty great if she could just stop stumbling over dead bodies….
Do you like dogs, crafts, quirky friends, a slow-building romance between grownups who genuinely like each other, and a twisty little mystery with red herrings galore? Then this is for you.

The Maggie & Jasper Capers are fun and flirty cozies, with no swearing or love scenes, and no gruesome violence to keep you up at night. Collect them all:

  1. The Inconvenient Corpse
  2. The Mourning Beads
  3. The Empty Noose
  4. The Hidden Homicide
  5. The Whiskered Witness
  6. The Serpentine Script
  7. The Rattled Rake
  8. Bonus Prequel: The Black-Tie Affair

* * *
This book was originally published as “Maggie and the Whiskered Witness” in the Carita Cove Cozy series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

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